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County library has family passes to Mobius, Northwest MAC Spokane County Library District has a new way for library customers to visit local cultural and educational centers — family museum passes, available at all libraries. In partnership with...

Cheney fire cause ruled undetermined

A fire that destroyed a four-unit building at Cheney's Washington Square Apartments may have been caused by a lit candle and a cluttered computer desk. According to a report written by Spokane Fire...

Airway Heights movie theater hosts matinee series

Starting on Jan. 20, the "Winter Children's Matinee Series" begins at Airway Heights Village Centre Cinemas, located at 10117 West State Route 2. This program sells a strip of tickets for $5 a person ...

Spokane Regional Health District releases latest influenza figures

The Spokane Regional Health District released the following information on Jan. 16 regarding the current influenza season, whish usually runs from early October through the end of May. So far to date ...

Charlie Daniels Band at Northern Quest

A band with a history in country music that outlasts half of a century, The Charlie Daniels Band will bring their unique sound to Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion on Sunday, April 29. Show time is 7:30 p.m., with ticket...

Morgan Medical Supplies and Trans opens in Airway Heights

Wilmot Morgan has been in the Spokane-area for a few years and has an adult home facility on the South Hill. But now he is expanding his business into the West Plains in Airway Heights with Morgan...

Cheney Merchants name new board

The ongoing effort to assemble new leadership for the Cheney Merchants Association was solved at the group’s Jan. 8 meeting. Elections through normal channels, which usually take place each fall, failed to generate much interest so the leadership...

Cheney's charity Christmas tree event will be back

Fresh from selling out all tickets in its first run, the Trees of Remembrance sequel will have an expanded presence in 2018. Speaking at the Jan. 8 Cheney Merchants Association meeting, organizer...

A golden moment

Cheney High School students cheered on their boys and girls basketball teams and competed against fellow students from Medical Lake for the spirit trophy in the annual Golden Feather spirit game in...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Jan. 3 Justin D. Beal, 23, was arrested on the 500 block of Fourth Street on second-degree theft charges stemming from an incident on Nov. 16-17. Investigation is still ongoing. Jan. 8 An identification was turned in to the police station....

Chaves leaves EWU for North Dakota post

It didn't take much effort for Bill Chaves to outlast his immediate predecessors when he was hired in August 2007 to become Eastern Washington University's athletics director. In a period of two...

EWU doubleheader basketball game against Idaho brought out the crowd

Last Friday, Jan. 12, I attended the doubleheader basketball games at Eastern Washington University with the visiting University of Idaho Vandals. The women’s team started their game at 5 p.m. with the men’s following 30 minutes after the...

Sports Briefs

FOOTBALL Descalo will play in NFLPA game Former Eastern Washington University punter Jordan Dascalo will participate in this Saturday’s (Jan. 20) seventh-annual National Football League Players Association Collegiate Bowl at the Rose Bowl in...

Cheney rally falls short in spirit game loss to Medical Lake

For a while, Cheney High girls basketball head coach Lorin Carlon was concerned about his Lady Blackhawks team's ability to finish games strong. Now, it's the opposite. "All of a sudden, we can...

Caterson receives Cheney's dispatcher of the year award

Next month will mark Cheney police dispatcher Don Caterson's 19th year with the department. That longevity brings with it a lot of experience he has imparted to newer dispatchers and even some...

Cardinal boys salvage week with win over Colville

It was a week where early on, Medical Lake head boys' basketball coach Noel Hachtel would just as soon forget. But it finished well. The Cardinals went on the road and absorbed losses of 79-70 at...

CHS wrestling falls in GNL, has success at Ellensburg tourney

The Cheney High School wrestling team had a nail-biting Great Northern League loss against West Valley in front of a home crowd on Wednesday, Jan. 10. The loss brought Cheney's record to 1-2 in the...

Medical Lake wrestling earn runner-up finish at River City Duals

Medical Lake wrestling’s drive towards the postseason continued to be an impressive path with a runner-up finish in the River City Duals at Post Falls, Idaho, Jan. 13–14. The Cardinals put on a stout finish in the title match, falling to...

Cheney boys, Medical Lake girls win 'Feather' games

Cheney 'smothers' Medical Lake for spirit game win By JOHN McCALLUM Editor If the Cheney High boys basketball team is to beat West Valley this season, they're going to have to keep the Eagles off the ...

Blackhawk swimmers down East Valley-Yakima, Toppenish

The Cheney High boys swimming team took two out of three in a double-dual meet with teams from the Central Washington Athletic Conference on Monday, Jan. 8, at the Eastern Washington University pool. The Blackhawks fell 111-56 to Selah, but knocked...

Oprah For President? She could almost have a legitimate chance

It seems we should have learned something from Donald Trump’s short tenure as President. We should realize that our current system of campaign finance doesn’t produce the most qualified candidates. We have discovered that popularity and ability...

China's newly launched sword policy cutting deep into recycling

By DON C. BRUNELL Contributor Earlier this month, China launched its “national sword” policy which bans many recyclable materials it traditionally imported. Meanwhile, its upcoming March edict imposing a lower limit on contaminants is having...

Levy is a good deal for Cheney students and taxpayers

I am writing this letter in support of the Cheney Public Schools Replacement Levy on Feb. 13. Almost 33 years ago, we moved our young family to Cheney because we wanted to be in the Spokane area to raise our two sons. I was a teacher in Issaquah at...

Sixth-graders ask for Medical Lake levy yes vote

We are sixth-grade students attending Medical Lake Middle School. We are going to tell you why you should vote “Yes” (on the) Medical Lake school district levy. What does this levy do? It supports many school activities. One of the activities...

Tax cut is fair because it rewards those who pay the most

There seems to be no end to those upset with the new tax laws that will take effect shortly. The common thread of complaint is it favors the haves over the have nots and therefore is not “fair.” Whatever “fair” is. According to Pew...

Breakfast before the Bell has consequences

A bill that would require certain public schools to provide breakfast to children who arrive after classes have begun and traditional breakfast is no longer being served is making its way through the Washington Legislature. House Bill 1508, known...

Cheney school board OKs reallocation of project funds

The Cheney School District’s board of directors approved three items at their Jan. 10 meeting related to expansion and renovation of three elementary schools covered under a $52 million bond passed in February 2017. Two of the items were design...

'Golden Feather' spirit game gets upgrade

After 10 years of Spirit Game competition, it was time for an upgrade. The event began in 2007 as the "Scramble Egg" between birds of a feather, Medical Lake and West Valley while both schools were...

Specialized instruction

Members of the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team stopped by a hoops practice of the Cheney Specialized Recreation and Special Olympics program at Cheney High School's Hatch Gym on ...

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • Jan. 19, Middle School Late Night (dinner... Full story

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Jan. 17, 2008 Cheney and the surrounding West Plains received around eight inches of snow, the most in a single day in the last four years. At a Cheney City Council meeting, it was...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred years ago in January 1918, the old “saloon row” south of the railroad tracks was demolished. Located on today’s Cheney-Spangle road, the four saloons had been quickly built, just outside the city limits, in 1910 when Cheney...

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney book discussion group meets Jan. 23 The Friends of the Cheney Library Book Discussion Group will meet Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. The book “Railwayman’s Wife” by Ashley Hay will be presented by Megan Bastow. Please join us in the library’s...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour follows the worship service in the fellowship hall. Christian education for children through adults begins at 9 a.m....

Medical Lake wins again

It was a long night on the court for the Medical Lake Cardinals who lost to Cheney 69-47 in the 12th annual Golden Feather Spirit Game played Jan. 12 in Cheney. But Medical Lake's students won... Full story

Rally falls short

The Cheney Lady Blackhawks staged quite a fourth quarter rally but the Medical Lake Cardinals prevailed 47-44 in the 12th annual Golden Feather Spirit Game ... Full story

Cheney faces in the crowd

The 12th annual Golden Feather Spirit Game played Jan. 12 in Cheney packed the gym and put tons of energy into the building. Here are a few of those faces in the... Full story

Cheney Blackhawks Wrestling 1/18/18

The Cheney High School wrestling team lost a nail biting match against West Valley on Jan. 10. The Blackhawks went on to have a successful meet at the Ray Westberg... Full story

Still undefeated

The Medical Lake Cardinal girl's basketball team got a big lead and then had to experience a nail-biting finish to claim a 47-44 win the 12th annual Golden Feather Spirit Game played Jan. 12 in ... Full story

Spirited performance

It was a long night on the court for the Medical Lake Cardinals who lost to Cheney 69-47 in the 12th annual Golden Feather Spirit Game played Jan. 12 in Cheney. But Medical Lake played right to the... Full story

Cheney cruises

Cheney raced out of the gate to lead big early and cruised to a 69-47 win over Medical Lake in the 12th annual Golden Feather Spirit Game played Jan. 12 in Cheney. On the night, however, Medical... Full story

Mollie Louise (Nelson) Jensen

Mollie Louise Jensen passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at the age of 74 after a long struggle with illness. Mollie was born Jan. 7, 1944 in Pines Bluff, Ark. to Octavia and Carl... Full story

Janice Dow

After a brief battle with cancer, Janice Dow, beloved daughter, sister and aunt entered into her eternal rest on Jan. 13, 2018. Janice was born on June 5, 1956 in Spokane, Wash. to Alvin and Marvel Dow. She worked for Eastern Washington University... Full story

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